Governor Scott: We Remember the 49 Lives Lost in Orlando with 49 Flags for 49 Days

On June 24, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, as a memorial of those who lost their lives during the Orlando terror attack, Governor Rick Scott directed 49 Florida state flags to be placed in front of the Florida Historic Capitol in Tallahassee for 49 days. Under each flag displays the name, age and photo of every victim of the […]

Governor Scott Announces SunRail to Operate Late Night Service for Community Vigil on Friday

On June 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will operate a SunRail late night train Friday, June 24, for those attending a community candlelight vigil planned at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. This comes at the request of the City of Orlando. […]

Following Washington’s Failure to Authorize Federal Zika Funding, Gov. Scott to Allocate $26.2 Million for Zika Preparedness

On June 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will use his emergency executive authority to allocate $26.2 million in state funds for Zika preparedness, prevention and response in Florida. This decision follows the federal government’s failure to take immediate action to approve funding for Zika preparedness by June 1st, the start of hurricane […]

Governor Scott, First Lady Thank Tim Tebow for Visiting Survivors and Families at ORMC

On June 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott thanked Tim Tebow for visiting the Orlando Regional Medical Center to meet with survivors and their families following the Orlando terror attack last week at Pulse Nightclub. Governor Rick Scott said, “Ann and I are grateful for the support of Tim Tebow and […]

GOV. SCOTT: DISAPPOINTING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DENIED REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOLLOWING TERROR ATTACK

On June 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, the Obama Administration rejected Governor Scott’s request for an Emergency Declaration under the Stafford Act following last week’s terror attack at Pulse Nightclub.  By denying this request, the federal government will not provide the $5 million in federal funds requested by Governor Scott to help with emergency response efforts, law enforcement […]

Governor Scott, First Lady Thank Athletes for Visiting Survivors and Families at ORMC

On June 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Johnny Damon, Ricardo Kaká and Shaquille O’Neal visit patients ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott were joined by Johnny Damon, Ricardo Kaká and Shaquille O’Neal during a visit to Orlando Regional Medical Center to meet with survivors and their families following the Orlando terror attack last week at Pulse […]

GOV. SCOTT: ON THIS FATHER’S DAY, WE HONOR THE DADS WE LOST IN ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK

On June 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, on Father’s Day, Governor Scott is honoring the three fathers, Miguel Angel Honorato, Paul Terrell Henry and Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, who were killed last Sunday during the terror attack at Pulse nightclub. Miguel Angel Honorato was the father of three children, Paul Terrell Henry was the father of two […]

GOV. SCOTT APPLAUDS THE GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTHORITY FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT TO VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF ORLANDO TERROR ATTACK

On June 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Orlando International Airport partnering with businesses to help families ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott is applauding the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at the Orlando International Airport for partnering with airlines and the airport community, working through the City’s Emergency Operations and Family Assistance Centers, to help families of those injured or killed in the […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Florida First Responders

On June 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott sent the below letter to Florida first responders following the terror attack in Orlando on Sunday. To read the letter, see below or click HERE. … June 17, 2016   Dear Florida First Responder: On Sunday, America was attacked. Unlike the far too many times before, this attack […]

Governor Scott Announces SunRail to Operate Evening and Night Service for Community Vigil on Sunday

On June 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is operating SunRail trains Sunday, June 19, starting in the evening and into the night, for those traveling to and from a community candlelight vigil planned at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. This comes at the request of the City […]